Western Australia-based IT services provider Empired has suffered a decline in both revenue and profits for the first-half FY20.

Australian listed IT solutions provider Data#3 has boosted total revenue by 11.6% to $718.9 million for the six months to the end of December 2019, maintaining what the company says is its longer-term growth trend.

The new Cohesity solution for Robo (remote office/branch office) combines the company's software with certified servers from Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

Australian Federal Police commissioner Reece Kershaw and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission chief executive Michael Phelan have both played down suggestions that the Australian Signals Directorate could be given expanded powers to carry out domestic surveillance in order to help track down people who are indulging in sexual abuse of children.

VENDOR PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT. Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience [AX], has announced multiple load balancer product and licensing changes. These provide increased value and tighter alignment with independent software vendor (ISV) and service provider use cases for optimising and securing applications across hybrid infrastructures.

Interest in standalone robotic process automation (RPA) has been waning over the last 12-18 months, according to Pegasystems ANZ vice president Michael Evans.

Silicon Valley has stopped talking about big data, according to Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst.

Chinese phone manufacturer realme will hold a global launch event on 24 February to announce the rollout of its Internet-of-Things and 5G devices.

China's ICT market will take a hit of something like 10% in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus, the global market intelligence firm IDC says, adding that the hit to this sector would be much greater than the overall effect on the Chinese economy.

US President Donald Trump has hinted that he may oppose new restrictions proposed on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, issuing a number of tweets to point out that the US should become an easy place for other countries to buy products.

The Federal Government's proposed regional broadband scheme, which will impose an industry levy to fund the costs of paying for proving NBN connections in regional areas, is set to go ahead after a Senate inquiry recommended only that a few additional safeguards be adopted.

Space tourism company Space Adventures has entered into an agreement with space flight company SpaceX to fly private citizens on Spacex’s Crew Dragon free-flyer mission.

The Vocus Group has signed a $15.695 million deal with the Bureau of Meteorology, meaning that its existing arrangement with the agency is more or less doubled.

Optus has opened applications for its Green Shoots grants program as part of its efforts to help restore connectivity for small businesses affected by recent bushfires across Australia.

Total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach US$8 billion globally by 2024, rising from just US$525 million in 2020, according to a new research report.

Eight in 10 businesses globally - including in Australia - believe data is one of their most valuable assets, but a high degree of data “inaccuracy” is hindering critical initiatives, according to new research which found that data debt - the cost attached to poor governance of data in a business—is a challenge for 78% of organisations, with 28% overall saying it is a significant problem.

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Databricks Unified Analytics Platform provides inherent value by allowing users achieve faster time-to-value by creating analytic workflows that go from ETL and interactive exploration to production. It provides a simpler and more efficient way to manage big data.

Solar, gas and electric hot water systems company Rheem Australia has commenced deployment of Nintex Promapp - the visual process mapping and management capability of Nintex - to improve Rheem’s customer experience and overall customer satisfaction.

Online retailer Kogan has seen revenue decline by 5.3% to $219.5 million for the half year to the end of December 2019, but with net profits after tax of $8.9 million - up 20.8% from $7.4 million in the prior year.

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